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Dr. Lbachir BenMohamed

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Phone: (310) ***-****  HQ Phone
Discovery Eye Foundation
6222 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 260
Los Angeles, California 90048
United States

Company Description: Discovery Eye Foundation (DEF) promotes eye research and the translation of its results into patient care. DEF research scientists are specialists in their...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Associate Professor of Immunology, the Founder and the Head of the Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Immunology In the Department of Ophthalmology
    UC Irvine School of Medicine

Education

  • Ph.D. , Immunology
    Pasteur Institute
  • Ph.D.
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Lbachir BenMohamed, ...
discoveryeye.org, 19 Dec 2013 [cached]
Lbachir BenMohamed, PhD
Dr. Lbachir BenMohamed is an associate professor of immunology, the founder and the head of the Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Immunology in the Department of Ophthalmology at UC Irvine. He also holds a joint appointment with the Center of Immunology at UC Irvine. He is an independent immunologist, with a strong expertise in vaccine development against both infectious diseases and cancer.
Ballantines PR » Discovery Eye Foundation
www.ballantinespr.com, 29 Aug 2008 [cached]
Dr. Lbachir BenMohamed, whose research is being funded by DEF and the NIH, is investigating how the herpes simplex virus escapes our natural immune system, which is another way the virus remains a lifelong concern. Understanding and harnessing this immune process could lead to therapies to eradicate this chronic infection.
Drs. Anthony Nesburn, who is the Medical Director of DEF, and BenMohamed are currently developing a novel vaccine that would provide an effective and less costly means of preventing and treating ocular herpes.
Lbachir BenMohamed, ...
www.zzz.330.ca, 9 Oct 2008 [cached]
Lbachir BenMohamed, Ph.D.Discovery Eye Foundation | About Us
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Our Scientists | Lbachir BenMohamed, Ph.D.
Dr. Lbachir BenMohamed is an Assistant Professor of Immunology, the founder and the head of the Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Immunology in the Department of Ophthalmology at UC Irvine.He also holds a joint appointment with the Center of Immunology at UC Irvine.He is an independent immunologist, with a strong expertise in vaccine development against both infectious diseases and cancer.
Recurrent ocular HSV-1 infection (herpes infection of the eye) is a major cause of viral induced blindness.The same herpes cold sores that appear near the mouth can also infect the eye's cornea and cause blindness.Dr. BenMohamed and his team of research scientists are studying how to stimulate the immune system to protect the body from herpes virus infection and disease.They are attempting to develop a vaccine against the virus using state-of-the-art molecular immunology tools, which are biological procedures that favorably stimulate the immune responses in the body.They aim to use this knowledge to develop new vaccines or treatments to prevent or combat ocular and genital herpes infection and disease.In addition, his team has recently introduced a new line of research to study if vaccines can be developed to prevent tumors of the eye and other areas.
Dr. BenMohamed received his Ph.D. in Immunology from the Pasteur Institute, Paris, France in 1997.He has received funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct his research and is well known in the scientific community within both the United States and Europe.
eye research scientists
www.discoveryfund.com, 7 Nov 2007 [cached]
Lbachir BenMohamed, Ph.D
Steven Lewis Wechsler, Ph.D.
www.discoveryfund.org, 16 Sept 2007 [cached]
Principal Investigator: Lbachir BenMohamed, Ph.D.
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